Dadswoodentoys

Wood without any disguise No chemicals paint or dyes

Grand Rapids, Michigan On Etsy since 2008

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Dadswoodentoys

Wood without any disguise No chemicals paint or dyes

Grand Rapids, Michigan | 1,448 Sales

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Welcome to Dads Wooden Toys.
I have fun things for both girls and boys.

I believe imagination is good.
That is why every thing here is all wood.

It's natural and nontoxic you see,
the way I think more things should be.

No chemicals paints or dyes
just wood with out any disguise.

My toys are simple yet real.
They don't have a cartoony feel

So come take a look at my wood figure zoo,
then buy some so you can have wood critters too.

Seeking a toy that is sure to please?
Try the shop sections for toy sorting ease.

If your favorite animal is not here
just tell me, and perhaps he'll appear.

I hope you like what you find in my store
make me a favorite and come back for more.

Joshua VanderKlok (Dad)

Announcement

** Hidden in one of listings is a gnome image if you find it send me a convo and receive a free e-book filled with free recipes, tutorials and crafts for kids. No purchase necessary.

Welcome to Dads Wooden Toys.
I have fun things for both girls and boys.

I believe imagination is good.
That is why every thing here is all wood.

It's natural and nontoxic you see,
the way I think more things should be.

No chemicals paints or dyes
just wood with out any disguise.

My toys are simple yet real.
They don't have a cartoony feel

So come take a look at my wood figure zoo,
then buy some so you can have wood critters too.

Seeking a toy that is sure to please?
Try the shop sections for toy sorting ease.

If your favorite animal is not here
just tell me, and perhaps he'll appear.

I hope you like what you find in my store
make me a favorite and come back for more.

Joshua VanderKlok (Dad)

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    • Charlotte on Apr 28, 2016

      1 out of 5 stars

      Unfortunately, all I can say is AVOID, AVOID, AVOID! Have to leave an honest review here, and let others know of my awful experience with this store and its owner. I placed a simple order for two play swords with name engraving. The store promises orders will be shipped within 10 days. It is now months later and the owner never even bothered to make my order, let alone send it. He repeatedly ignored messages from me enquiring about the status of my order. I ended up having to open an Etsy Resolution Centre case. He then sent me one brief message (the only I would ever receive from him) to say he would make and send my order that day. That was a lie. He ignored messages from me, Etsy and PayPal, had to get a refund through PayPal. Update: Seller apologised and agreed to the PayPal refund and has said he will still send order.

    • Jacquelyn on Mar 31, 2016

      5 out of 5 stars

      Fast shipping and great communication!! These were exactly what I needed but was afraid they would not come in time. The owner assured me they would....and they did! I used them as a cake topper and keepsake toy for a birthday cake!

    • Kathleen on Feb 25, 2016

      5 out of 5 stars

      I love the simplicity of these items and that they are so safe for children. These will become part of my manger scene.

    • bnholl911 on Dec 26, 2015

      3 out of 5 stars

      I ordered 4 items from this seller: the llama, a rhino, a unicorn and a walnut camel.

      I would give the animals themselves 3.5 - 4 stars. They are really cute. I just thought the finish work could have been a bit better. (Glue coming out of the tail hole and some burrs around the edges.) But for the price I might be being a bit too picky.

      I give the shop 2 stars.
      - My order took forever to ship. Bought 11/24 and shipped 12/16.
      - My 4 items were shoved into a small flat rate box with no protective wrapping.
      - The head of the rhino I received had been snapped off and glued back on. (Maker said this was mistakenly shipped.)
      - Owner was quick to reply to my complaints, apologetic and willing to work out a resolution. (Earned them the 2nd star.)

      Joshua

      Joshua responded on Feb 1, 2016

      I thank you again for your business. I apologize again for your experience. I have only had about 3 poor reviews out of hundreds in my 7 years selling here on Etsy. I completely understand why your review was less than glowing. Not only did I make a huge mistake during the Christmas rush which caused me to delay your order but I accidentally shipped you the wrong rhino which was a damaged one that I meant to give to my own kids to color. Having fulfilled over a 1400 orders I have learned that my sturdy toys travel very safely in a flat rate box. But that is no excuse for the delay or mixup. Thank you for honesty in your review. I would be honored if I ever have the chance to show you what a more typical transaction is like. Josh

    • Sherri on Dec 22, 2015

      5 out of 5 stars

      Loved it! Perfect for small hands. My granddaughter liked it better than the vtech one because she likes to do the talking.

    • Alison on Dec 21, 2015

      5 out of 5 stars

      The girls are having so much fun! It's such a well made set and I am sure it will be a great addition to our advent traditions. My girls were searching out baby Jesus the minute I opened the box! ❤️ You can just feel the love that was poured into the making of the pieces. Thank you Joshua!

    • Kathleen on Dec 10, 2015

      4 out of 5 stars

      This a wonderfully simple Nativity set perfect for my young granddaughters. It replaces a beautiful priceless set painted by my mother that has become too big and heavy for me. It was shipped on time and I am happy with it.

    • arahshay on Feb 15, 2015

      5 out of 5 stars

      Beautifully made! Thank you so much!

    • Victoria on Jan 13, 2015

      5 out of 5 stars

      Item was as described and arrived in good time considering it was Christmas :)

    • matushkap on Dec 30, 2014

      5 out of 5 stars

      Excellent! Great workmanship - feels solid, smooth edges, nice wood. Perfect for a household where small children will be handling these pieces. To top it off, the set was delivered less than a week after it was ordered.

    About Dadswoodentoys

    Sales 1,448
    On Etsy since 2008

    How I started and why I do what i do.

    So when I was searching to find
    toys that were natural and good for the mind

    I decided I'd just make some instead
    Now you see where all of that led

    I like that my toys say "life is what you make it"
    not "whatever you find in the box, you must take it"

    I enjoy the assurance that these toys won't conflict
    with the values my family and I want to depict

    when buying the latest of a cartoon craze
    a parent is tied to the values they praise

    if that character lies or sasses its dad
    then I promote that to my little lad

    The toys in my store don't come from a script
    you can rest easy no values are shipped

    Our toys come to you, a perfect blank slate
    the lessons to learn are yours to create

    I know natural things are generally good
    that is why everything I make is wood

    It's natural and nontoxic you see
    the way I think more things should be

    No chemicals paints or dyes
    just wood without any disguise

    I also enjoy the comforting fact
    that my toys left anywhere long enough stacked

    will eventually return into the ground
    leaving nothing unhealthy that could be found

    many new toys are destined to fill
    a garbage dump somewhere disguised as a hill

    even when thousands of years have past
    those broken toys will continue to last


    New toys it seems have one use intended
    Very few are made to be open ended

    I want my kids to actively play
    so I avoid toys they would just watch most the day

    When you give kids a toy that's hand made
    it changes slightly how it gets played.

    The toy is a toy but also a reminder
    their mind is the actual toy and fun finder

    the toy teaches kids that the things they may need
    aren't always bought on a treadmill of greed

    instead one must give their thinker a chance
    to find the solution for their circumstance


    The goals for this store are many yet one
    ultimately I want kids to have fun

    but also I want to be kind to the trees
    not filling up landfills way up past our knees

    Of course I hope to earn some money
    a store that didn't now that would be funny

    But profits are not my only concern
    for happy bright kids I also yearn

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    • Joshua

      Owner, Maker, Designer

      I am single with 4 wonderful kids On them I am not taking bids I have an 10 yr old, 5 year old and 8 yr old twins each of them special no one of them wins. The toys every where made noise and light but I think the kids not the toys should be bright.

    Shop policies

    Last updated on February 28, 2012
    Thanks for shopping at Dad's Wooden Toys
    where wood becomes fun for girls and boys

    I make toys after work but I really do scurry
    to ensure that you'll get your toys in a hurry

    My policies show you what I will do
    you should also know I want to be true

    to an honest and reasonable operation
    so write me if you feel I'm in violation.

    Accepted payment methods

    Paypal Mastercard Visa American Express Discover Giftcard
    Accepts Etsy Gift Cards and Etsy Credits
    • Money Order
    • Check
    Returns and exchanges
    DAMAGED GOODS:
    If your toys arrive but something is broke
    that is a big deal and surely no joke

    I know it's not your fault so you shouldn't pay
    you didn't touch it while it came your way

    Just send me an email and with it a pic
    and I'll send a new toy seriously quick.


    DISSATISFACTION REFUNDS:
    If an unbroken toy arrives but for a reason
    you do not want it, you find it unpleasin'

    send me a box with the unwanted toy inside
    I'll refund the money for the toy you denied

    The shipping I still will need that YOU pay
    But everything else I will send back your way.
    Payment
    If you order but your payment is late
    I will wait for 6 days and then end the debate

    I'll assume you forgot about your new toys
    and give them to my own 1 girl and 3 boys

    if for some reason you need extra days
    send me a convo, we'll discuss the ways

    to pay for the toy you decided you need
    I'm willing to talk I'm not full of greed
    Shipping
    I use first class mail to send all my toys
    U.S. Mail will deliver with it's many convoys

    If you need it sooner cause your in a hurry
    or you want to track it cause you're prone to worry

    just send me a note I don't mean to be funny
    but often I'll do it for some extra money

    When you place an order I try my best to
    make it quickly and send it to you

    1-9 days to ship is the norm
    to stringent standards I try to conform

    I will not ignore you as if I was lazy
    but when life here gets super crazy

    I may require a little more time
    but I'll not fail to send for that is a crime

    10 days before shipping is usually the max
    That I might take and those are the facts